Electoral Commission of South Africa

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (often referred to as the Independent Electoral Commission or IEC) is South Africa's election management body, an independent organisation established under chapter nine of the Constitution. It conducts elections to the National Assembly, provincial legislatures and municipal councils.[1][2]

Electoral Commission of South Africa
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Commission overview
Formed17 October 1996 (1996-10-17)
JurisdictionGovernment of South Africa
HeadquartersElection House, Centurion
Commission executives
  • Vuma Mashinini, Chairperson
  • Mosotho Moepya, acting Chief Electoral Officer
Key documents

A temporary Electoral Commission was created in 1993 to manage the first non-racial election of the national and provincial legislatures, which was held on 26–29 April 1994.[3] The permanent Electoral Commission was established on 17 October 1996,[4] and has since managed general (national and provincial) elections in 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019, and local (municipal) elections in 1995-96, 2000, 2006, 2011 and 2016.


  1. ^ "Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa - Overview". nationalgovernment.co.za. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ Abongile (2014-04-24). "Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) 1996". South African History Online. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  3. ^ "Independent Electoral Commission Act, 1993 [No. 150 of 1993] - G 15183". www.saflii.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. ^ "Electoral Commission Act-51 of 1996, including Regulations". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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